publication . Article . Other literature type . 2011

Improving cancer outcomes: better access to diagnostics in primary care could be critical

Rubin, Greg; Vedsted, Peter; Emery, Jon;
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  • Published: 01 May 2011 Journal: British Journal of General Practice, volume 61, pages 317-318 (issn: 0960-1643, eissn: 1478-5242, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Royal College of General Practitioners
Abstract
The recent publication of the coalition government's refreshed Strategy for Cancer1 has restated the importance of earlier diagnosis as the key to improved outcomes. As it does so, it is joined by a number of other countries in Europe and farther afield, not least the US.2 General practice is identified as being a key player in this strategy, but it begs the question: what contributions can general practice make to improving cancer outcomes? The Cancer Reform Strategy in 2007 brought a new focus on earlier diagnosis of cancer. It resulted in the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative, a programme of work intended to achieve earlier presentation of peo...
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free text keywords: Family Practice, Event analysis, Medicine, business.industry, business, Audit, Nursing, General practice, Public awareness, Cancer screening, Primary care, Coalition government, Cancer, medicine.disease, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Editorials
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